Front row, left to right: PCI officers, Chris Merritt, Sue Ivancic, Suresh Patel and John Sudges. Back row, left to right: Sheila LaMothe, PCI interim executive director, Rick Gehman, Shelley Verdun, John Cole, Marty Korecky, Ron Cudzilo, Tom Whalen and Paul West.
Front row, left to right: PCI officers, Chris Merritt, Sue Ivancic, Suresh Patel and John Sudges. Back row, left to right: Sheila LaMothe, PCI interim executive director, Rick Gehman, Shelley Verdun, John Cole, Marty Korecky, Ron Cudzilo, Tom Whalen and Paul West.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has named its 2020 board of directors and executive officers. 

The 2020 president has been named Suresh Patel, sales director at Chemetall Mexico, replacing John Sudges, sales manager, Midwest Finishing Systems, with VP Sue Ivancic, value added services coordinator, Nordson Corporation. Secretary/treasurer is Chris Merritt, general manager, Gema USA.

Marty Korecky, business specialist – business systems at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings was elected to the board.

In addition to the new board member and officers, serving on the board of directors for 2020 are: John Cole, president, Parker Ionics, Ron Cudzilo, regional sales manager, George Koch Sons, Rick Gehman, president, Keystone Koatings, Tom Whalen, vice president sales and marketing, TCI Powder Coatings, Shelley Verdun, business manager PPG powder coatings, PPG Industries, Paul West, director of marketing, Sun Polymers International, and PCI Legal Counsel, David Goch, partner, Webster, Chamberlain and Bean.

This story uses material from the PCI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.